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This Weekend
You might call this Bluegrass Weekend in Lincoln County.  Four bluegrass bands will perform at the Citizens Center and Saturday is Bluegrass Night at the Rock Springs Campmeeting.  
Friday, August 12, 2022

Anaia Mayner Is 2022 Apple Queen
Although this reporter attended the BPW's Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen pageant Saturday night (Aug. 8th) at the Citizens Center, I was unable to get many photos of our new Queen; so pageant director Erica Miller made it possible for me to meet with Anaia Mayner on Wednesday.
Friday, August 12, 2022

Gaston County's 8th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022
On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 12:50 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement was notified of a positive rabies specimen that was sent to the North Carolina State Lab on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Discover The World Of Trucking!
Want to learn more about the early days of trucking? Now you can experience that for yourself, thanks to the educational exhibits that bring trucking alive at the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum in downtown Cherryville.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Gentrification?
The Lincolnton City Council, at its August meeting, turned down a rezoning request for a lot on East Pine Street.  The decision may have been an effort to avoid 'gentrification.'
Thursday, August 11, 2022

GoFundMe Account Established for Baker Family
Michael Paul Baker was a 10-year-old student at Union Elementary School.  On Monday afternoon (Aug. 8th), he and his mother, Belinda Shrewsbury Baker, were killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Highway 27 east of Lincolnton.  A GoFundME account has been established for the Baker family.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

College's Practical Nursing Program Best In State
It’s the best in North Carolina. It’s Gaston College’s licensed practical nursing program (or LPN), and according to college spokeswoman Linda Vespa, it has once more been ranked as the number-one such program in North Carolina, having achieved a score of 98.19 percent.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Community Involvement Meeting Aug. 24
A community involvement meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Rd., Denver, NC 28137 to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Stuff the Bus
The United Way of Lincoln County's annual "Stuff the Bus" collection of school supplies and other items needed for back-to-school is underway.  
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Anaia Mayner is Apple Queen
Anaia Mayner, a North Lincoln graduate currently attending NC State University, was crowned Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen 2022 at the annual pageant Saturday night (Aug. 6th) at the Citizens Center.  
Sunday, August 7, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, August 7, 2022

Take Steps To Fight Hunger On Oct. 16
Walkers of all ages and athletic abilities are invited to participate in the walk as individuals or together as families, groups or teams on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. in Downtown Newton.
Friday, August 5, 2022

Kandace Helms Memorial Five-K Is Sept. 10
This sixth annual event starts with a kids’ fun run at 8 a.m. Registration for this ends Sept. 7. The timed five-kilometer (just more than three miles) race starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration for this is $30 per participant, and the fee increases after Aug. 31. Same-day registration will also be available.
Friday, August 5, 2022

Apple Time
The ECA has begun their annual fried apple pie sales.  The winner of the Apple Festival t-shirt design contest has been announced.  This Saturday, the Business & Professional Women's Club will present the 44th Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant.  The Apple Festival doesn't happen until October 15th, but the related activities are underway.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Veterans Coffee Group Meets August 9
Veterans Coffee Connection, a coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service will meet Tuesday, August 9 at 8:30 a.m. at BBQ King in Lincolnton.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

ECA Fried Apple Pies Available During August
The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association (ECA) will be selling fried apple pies the whole month of August!  Price for a fried pie is $3.50.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Public Comment Period For Revised TIP And MTP
The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) has established a Public Comment Period to amend the 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Apple Queen Pageant Is Saturday
The Lincolnton BPW will present the 44th Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Pageant Saturday evening (Aug. 6th) at the James Warren Citizens Center.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Dancing With Our Stars, Jr.
The first ever Dancing With Our Stars, Jr., sponsored by Stroup's Jewelers, was held Saturday night (July 30th) at the James Warren Citizens Center.
Monday, August 1, 2022

Bluegrass Bash '22 Tickets Now Available
The event will be held on Saturday, August 13 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Cost is $20 for an armband to admit you to all activities and concerts. Concerts during the Bash include Ages Past (4 p.m.); Colin Ray and the Burnette Sisters (5 p.m.); Wood Family Traditions (6:30 p.m.); and Deeper Shade of Blue (7:30 p.m.).
Monday, August 1, 2022

The Cherokees and Catawbas in the Revolutionary War
 This is the 56th in our series of articles from members of the SAR and DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Stanley Ends Curbside Recycling Collection
Earlier in July, the Town of Stanley opted to discontinue its curbside recycling collection program. But as Stanley Mayor Steven Denton explained Thursday, other options do exist for those who want to continue recycling.
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For August
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day.
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Fun Day Saturday at Maiden Splash Pad
On a hot summer day, a visit to the Splash Pad is always fun; but it will be even more fun this Saturday at the Maiden Splash Pad.
Friday, July 29, 2022

What's Happening This Weekend in Lincolnton
The answer to those who complain "there's nothing to do in Lincolnton!" is weekends like this.  A dance competition, a country music show, and more activities are part of Saturday's events.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Notice Of Public Hearing For Proposed Incentive Grant
A public hearing on a proposed Industrial Incentive Grant for Active Concepts will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 114 W. Sycamore Street, Lincolnton.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Happening This Week
Lincolnton will have its July Alive After Five on Thursday evening; then the Dancing With Our Stars, Jr. happens Saturday night at the Citizens Center.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

FBC Children's Ministry Recognized for Pyramid Model Fidelity
The First Baptist Church Children's Ministry was recognized for its achievements in the Pyramid Model of early childhood education.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Soldiers' Reunion Is Aug. 14-18
Planning is under way for Catawba County’s historic patriotic festival, the Soldiers’ Reunion, when, for a week in mid-August, its war veterans are honored.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Back-To-School Drive In Stanley
It’s about a month now before local kids return to school. But in Stanley, a group of folks is already gearing up to help ensure that schoolkids go back with advantages.
Monday, July 25, 2022

Community Involvement Meetings
The following Community Involvement Meetings have been scheduled. Both meetings will be held at the Lincoln County Administration Building, 353 N. Generals Blvd., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Monday, July 25, 2022

The Mayflower, Jamestown, and the American Revolution
Who got it started--the idea of America?  Some trace our history to Columbus' arrival in the New World in 1492.  It's popular to reminisce about the Pilgrims who settled in New England.  But the first English colony was in Virginia several years before the Mayflower arrived.  This is the 55th in our series of articles from members of the SAR and DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Sunday, July 24, 2022

How Healthy Are We?
The Lincoln County Health Department is seeking public input in an annual Community Health Survey.
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, July 24, 2022

CAC Gets $25,000 from State Farm
State Farm agents from Lincoln County visited the Child Advocacy Center in Lincolnton Thursday (July 21st) to present a check for $25,000 from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.
Saturday, July 23, 2022

LC Commissioners & Planning Board Joint Meetings August 1
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. followed by a joint meeting and public hearings with the Planning Board.
Saturday, July 23, 2022

Gaston County's 7th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2022 Reported
On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:30 a.m., a raccoon, appearing to be sick, was located by a resident in the 1000 block of Brookwood Drive, Stanley, NC.
Friday, July 22, 2022

Comic Con Saturday at LHS
A "Be a Hero" Comic Con will be held Saturday (July 23rd) 10 AM - 4 PM at Lincolnton High School.
Friday, July 22, 2022

The New Frontier For Manufacturing Jobs
It’s at the forefront of the future of manufacturing jobs. It’s the Gaston College Center for Advanced Manufacturing (or CAM). According to college representatives, the recently-constructed, 21,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art CAM is up and humming and a hub of much activity these days.
Friday, July 22, 2022

Atrium Health Earns National Recognition For High-Quality Stroke Treatment
Atrium Health has received the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke” Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award at 12 facilities across North Carolina and Georgia including Atrium Health in Lincolnton.
Friday, July 22, 2022

The End of the Revolution
Wars eventually end.  The US involvement in Afghanistan was America's longest.  The Vietnam War lasted a decade; World War II (for the US) began in December 1941 and ended in 1945.  The American Revolution began in 1775--the year before the Declaration of Independence.  It came to an end with the Paris treaty in 1783.  
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Powells' Yard Honored By Beautification Committee
Holding congratulatory balloons is Jenny Powell, winner of the recent July 4th Yard and Décor Award, presented by the Town of Stanley Beautification Committee.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Outdoor Pirate Ship Escape Room July 23
Try to escape from this real outdoor pirate ship on Saturday, July 23 at the West Lincoln Branch Library.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Carrie Munday Will Use Scholarship to Buy Books
Carrie Munday, a teacher at Catawba Springs Elementary School and a member of the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recently won a scholarship from the DAR's Helen Pouch Memorial Fund.
Monday, July 18, 2022

Crouse VFD Annual Meeting, Monday, July 25
NOTE: The Annual Community Meeting of the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department will take place at 7 p.m. on July 25, 2022 at the Crouse Community Center instead of the Fire Department.
Monday, July 18, 2022

Quilters Trunk Show July 21
Exciting news for Lincoln Quilters! Coming July 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Cultural Center will be "The Pizza Girls" from the Quilter's Gallery with a wonderful trunk show with lots of great ideas for all.
Monday, July 18, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, July 17, 2022

Much Activity In Bessemer City
It’s been around for more than three decades now. It’s the Bessemer City Area Chamber of Commerce, and it’s open to businesses, civic organizations and just-plain folks from the Bessemer City area.
Saturday, July 16, 2022

LCSO Taking Applications For Citizen's Police Academy Course
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will be taking applications for the upcoming Citizen's Police Academy for the next two weeks.  The course is for citizens interested in how the Sheriff's Office serves the community.
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Mahl Named Homeless Coordinator
The Gastonia Police Dept. has named a Homeless Coordinator to work with the police in their relations with Gastonia's homeless population.
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Gaston County Gives Homelessness Grant to Local VFW
Gaston County government announced Thursday (July 14th) a $100,000 grant to VFW Post 9337 for its work on the issue of homelessness.
Thursday, July 14, 2022

What's Happening
A pirate, a wizard, music and more--you must be talking about what's happening this weekend in Lincolnton!
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Volunteer Now for "Stuff the Bus"
It may be mid-July, but the beginning of school for 2022-2023 isn't that far away.  The United Way of Lincoln County will again this year conduct its "Stuff the Bus" drive for school supplies.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

"The Wizard of Oz" Opens Thursday
The Lincoln Theatre Guild's production of "The Wizard of Oz" opens Thursday (July 14th) at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Calling All Denver Communities For National Night Out
Interested In Participating?  Registration Is Open Until July 22 for National Night Out on August 2 in the field beside Walmart from 5-9 p.m. Where Is Your Neighborhood Representative? This Is For You, Free Of Charge.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Smith Earns State-Level New Artists' Grant
Local artist Stacey Pilkington Smith has been busy as a bee lately. She recently earned an $1,800 state-level grant for artists’ new projects which she’s using the money in connection with creating a book for kids, all about her new journey into the world of beekeeping.
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Pirate Week
Saturday (July 9th) kicks off what is being called 'Pirate Week' in Lincolnton.
Friday, July 8, 2022

Sunflowers Bloom In Carolina Caring Community
Carolina Caring has been working on a special project for staff to make them smile. Ben Dungan, Carolina Caring Foundation’s Director of Grants and Database Administration, is a talented horticulturist. With his help, the nonprofit recently planted sunflower seeds at its Newton campus and are now seeing these beautiful flowers bloom.
Friday, July 8, 2022

Liberty Point Resolves
We just celebrated America's birthday based on the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  That, of course, wasn't the first such declaration.  North Carolina's state flag bears two dates of other supposed declarations.  Yet another similar resolution (but not a declaration of independence) was the Liberty Point Resolves of 1775.
Friday, July 8, 2022

Saine: State Funding Will Help Get Artificial Turf Fields
State Representative Jason Saine said he is pleased to announce key funding for area high school athletic programs was included in the budget passed last week by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Friday, July 8, 2022

All About Good Mental Health
The significance of mental health is often underrated and misunderstood.
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Independence Day
There were many Independence Day celebrations.  Some began over a week earlier.  Cherryville celebrated on Friday; Maiden had its Independence Day parade Monday morning; Lincolnton had a parade and fireworks Monday night.  In the Westport community on Lake Norman, the Monday morning parade honored veterans.  
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Celebrate July 4th In Crouse!
Come celebrate the 4th of July in Crouse as the Crouse Fire Department hosts a variety of activities during the day. The events will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. with games, music, food and refreshments.
Friday, July 1, 2022

Teaching Kids Household Responsibility
How do you raise responsible kids? According to childcare expert Kimberly Blaker, you gotta believe.
Friday, July 1, 2022

Residential Wiring Class Amps Up Skills
You might say the buzz about this Gaston College program is positively electric. Taking a class to learn a skill became an opportunity for Deon Lewis to give his fellow Gaston College students a chance to see first-hand how that skill is applied on a large scale.
Friday, July 1, 2022

Lanternflies Have Arrived In NC! Not Good News!!
My mother told me that if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything. Therefore, I’m just going to write this article, and you will have to read it on your own. There is nothing good to say at this point.
Friday, July 1, 2022

Statue of Liberty
This is the 52nd in  our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.  As we celebrate America's 246th birthday this Monday, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on this particular piece of American history: the Statue of Liberty.
Friday, July 1, 2022

National Night Out August 2 In Denver
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office along with other Lincoln County Public Safety agencies are gearing up for this year’s National Night Out to be held on August 2, 2022 from 5-9 p.m. at the Walmart in Denver.
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Design The 2022 Apple Festival T-Shirt Contest
The 2022 Lincoln County Apple Festive T-Shirt design contest is underway with designs to be submitted by July 15. The winning design will be the design for the 2022 Lincoln County Apple Festival which will celebrate their 50th year.
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Missing Dallas Man
Gaston County Police are seeking information on a missing Dallas man. Gerald Milton Kirkpatrick.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Gaston County Will Celebrate Two Years Smoke-Free on Friday
Two years ago, Gaston County adoped the most comprehensive tobacco rule in North Carolina.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For July
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, June 26, 2022

1st Annual Rotary Race To Educate Changes Date To September 18
On September 18 the Rotary Clubs of Lincoln County along with the Lincoln County Student Loan Fund will host the 1st Annual Rotary Race to Educate. Teams of four will begin the race at Rescue Squad Park, Denver at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, collecting clues to drive to secret sponsor locations across the county.
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Vet Tech Building Honors Dr. Pat Skinner
Skinner, the college’s president emerita, served in its top post from 1994 to 2020. She spearheaded efforts to create the state-of-the-art vet tech facility, which will now be known as the Patricia A. Skinner Institute of Veterinary Technology.
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Laundromat Family Literacy Center Opens Friday
Soon you’ll be able to combine your laundry and literature. How? According to John Russell, the Lincoln County Public Library’s youth services co-ordinator, it’s the opening and official ribbon-cutting Friday (June 24), 2-3 p.m., of the Laundromat Family Literacy Center at Family Coin Laundry at 130 Vandiver Drive in Lincolnton.
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Alive After Five Thursday Night
Lincolnton will try again.  The first Alive After Five of 2022 got rained out, but the second is scheduled for this Thursday night downtown.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Gourd Patch Affair and Other History Tidbits
Most historians now agree that the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the date for which is one of two on the North Carolina state flag, was probably not authentic.  But what about the celebration of July 4th as America's birthday?  Well, that, too, isn't exactly accurate.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebrating America's Birthday
The celebration of America's birthday gets underway this weekend.  "Thunder Over Carolina," the play about a Revolutionary War battle fought here, will be performed Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at WoodMill Winery.  On Saturday, the Denver Area Business Association's Music & Fireworks Spectactular happens at East Lincoln High School.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Ham Radio Field Day This Saturday
Are you a ham radio enthusiast? If so, you’ll want to attend the Catawba Valley Field Day. The 24-hour event starts this Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m., at the American Legion Post No. 544, located in Hickory.
Monday, June 20, 2022

Historic Mundy House Tours
The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society is offering tours of the historic Mundy House on Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and at 12 p.m., now through September 10.
Monday, June 20, 2022

Luau At The Heath House June 23
Lincolnton assisted living community to welcome public to meet and greet with a fruit bar, beverages and games. The public is invited to come out and mingle with the Heath House’s residents and staff.
Monday, June 20, 2022

Lincoln County Middle Schools 4th Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A-B honor roll students for the fourth quarter in the middle schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Lincolnton Celebrates Juneteenth
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, the day on which slaves in Texas finally got the word that the Civil War was over, the Confederacy had lost, and the 13th Amendment had outlawed slavery, was celebrated in Lincolnton on Saturday (June 18th).
Saturday, June 18, 2022

The History of Tryon County
There's a town in Polk County known as Tryon, NC.  In Gaston County, there's the Tryon community near Bessemer City.  If you live in Lincoln County, where you live was once part of Tryon County.  This is the 50th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026; this week, the history of Tryon County.
Friday, June 17, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration
Juneteenth, now a national holiday, will be celebrated this weekend and Monday across America.  The actual day is June 19th--the day on which in 1865, a Union general arrived at Galveston, Texas, to announce that all slaves were now free.
Friday, June 17, 2022

New Assistant Principals
The Lincoln County Board of Education approved seven new Assistant Principal assignments for the 2022-2023 school year at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night (June 14th).
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Relocation Of Lincoln County Register Of Deeds Office
The Lincoln County Register of Deeds Office will be closed Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21, (except for real estate recordings) to relocate to their new address at 206 Gamble Drive, 2nd Floor, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A Disco Ball And That's Not All
Event will be an opportunity for friends and family to come meet the staff and residents of Somerset Court of Cherryville with a disco-theme that will offer food trucks, vendors, games and more!
Monday, June 13, 2022

Westport July 4th Parade
There will be many parades, fireworks, and other events to celebrate America's birthday.  One of those is the Westport Community parade in eastern Lincoln County.
Monday, June 13, 2022

Celebrating America's Birthday DABA Style
The Denver Area Business Associaion (DABA) started a tradition in 2001--an annual music & fireworks show that has grown each year since except for 2020, when the pandemic forced a cancellation.  This year's show will be Saturday June 25th starting at 4 PM at David Clark Stadium at East Lincoln High School.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration Set for Saturday
This year, for the first time, Juneteenth is an official National Holiday.  It will be celebrated next Monday (June 20th).  Most Juneteenth celebrations will be held on Saturday (June 18th) including one in downtown Lncolnton.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Veterans Coffee Group Meets June 14
Veterans Coffee Connection, a coffee group for veterans of all ages and branches of military service will meet Tuesday, June 14 at 8:30 a.m. at BBQ King in Lincolnton.
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Health Directors Share Levine Award for 2022
There were 85 winners of the Ron H. Levine Public Health Award for 2022.  It went to all the public health directors across North Carolina for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards were announced at the  Public Health Leaders Conference on May 19th in Raleigh.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Gardner-Webb Officials Announce Spring 2022 Dean's List & Honor Roll
Gardner-Webb University officials are pleased to announce the Lincoln County, N.C., students named to the Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the 2022 Spring Semester.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Bridge Replacement in Catawba County
Work to replace a bridge on Old Shelby Highway over Camp Creek is scheduled to begin June 20th.  The road will be closed for about 10 months.
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence & Halifax Resolves
There are two dates on the North Carolina state flag.  One of those is the date of the legendary Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the name given to a document supposedly produced on May 20, 1775.  Historians now believe it may be a so-called 'urban legend,' but real or not, it's part of our history.  
Friday, June 10, 2022

So You Have Fire Ant Hills In Your Yard!
Tom Dyson, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension knows FIRE ANTS, their history, how they got here and how to get them to leave. Join with the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. when Tom will discuss the history of the County Extension Program and how they can help you.
Friday, June 10, 2022

Music, Music, Music
Alive After Five returns to downtown Lincolnton in two weeks, but weather permitting, there'll be music lots of places nearby this weekend.  Friday night looks OK, but Saturday might have some showers.
Thursday, June 9, 2022

East Gaston High School Class Of 2022
Founded in 1972, East Gaston High School serves the Mount Holly and Stanley communities in Gaston County, N.C. The mascot is a Warrior, with navy and cardinal as the school's official colors. Commencement was held Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. in Arrowhead Stadium.
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Lincoln Charter School Class Of 2022
On Friday, June 3 a Combined Commencement was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 7:30 p.m. with a YouTube Livestream.
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Lasarsky Swims Among Lincoln Charter's Best
She’s teaching them how it’s done and swimming full-steam ahead. She’s future teacher and stand-out swimmer Olivia Lasarsky, and she’s among the best in the class of 2022 at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver Campus.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Lincoln County Public Library Hosts Community Meetings
The Lincoln County Public Library will be hosting two community meetings to gather input about the future of the library’s facilities on the central and eastern parts of Lincoln County.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Akerblom Among Lincoln Charter's Best
You might say that Mason Akerblom is living out his own Hollywood rock star success story. Akerblom, a budding guitarist and Black Sabbath fan is among the top students in the class of ’22 at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver Campus.
Monday, June 6, 2022

Gwen Campau Benefits From Dual-Enrollment
Gwen Campau took the opportunity to take college courses whilst attending high school. With her combination of high school AP (advanced-placement) exam credits and college classes, she has fast-tracked her own future collegiate success, thanks to the “College Now” program.
Monday, June 6, 2022

West Lincoln High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of West Lincoln High School had 176 graduates with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $6,945,728. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

North Lincoln High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of North Lincoln High School had 248 graduates (three more could finish in summer school), with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $7,402,600. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Lincolnton High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of Lincolnton High School had 159 graduates with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $4,002,284. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

East Lincoln High School Class Of 2022
The 2022 graduating class of East Lincoln High School had 238 graduates with scholarship revenues offered in the amount of $3,158,232. NOTE:Photo Gallery Now Added!
Sunday, June 5, 2022

GC Seniors Earn Top Academic, Perfect Attendance Distinctions
Gaston County Schools has 28 students in the Class of 2022 who have achieved the top academic distinction of valedictorian or salutatorian. Additionally, one senior in the Class of 2022 has earned the distinction of 12 years of perfect attendance.
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Cayden Powell Among Lincoln Charter's Best
For Cayden Powell, it all computes. One of the top grads in the Lincoln Charter School class of ’22, Powell will soon be off pursuing a computer science major at Appalachian State University.
Saturday, June 4, 2022

Lincolnton DMV Office Getting New Examiner Monday
The Lincolnton DMV office is getting a new examiner.
Friday, June 3, 2022

Neff Among Lincoln Charter's Best In Class Of '22
She’s dancing to her own tune and charting her own musical course. Come August, this savvy saxophonist will be off to Appalachian State University to pursue a degree in music education.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Carolina Across 100
Lincoln is one of 37 North Carolina counties selected to participte in a program with the University of North Carolina to enhance efforts to put young adults into career paths that pay a living wage.  
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For June
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Battle of Ramsour's Mill
This is  the 48th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Azaleas Looking A Little "Washed Out"??
The azalea lace bug makes its appearance each year, and does everything it can to leave the leaves of your azaleas looking dull, off color (light tan), stippled, and ugly. Some people call it “washed out.”
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Reynolds Benefits From Dual-Enrollment
Dual-enrollment is an increasingly popular option amongst high school students. By taking advantage of it, students can simultaneously earn high school diplomas and associate’s degrees from community colleges. And according to Gaston College’s public information office, one such student is Emilee Reynolds of Lincolnton.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Rae Lee Watson Scores Academic Slam-Dunk!
Academically, you might say Rae Lee Watson has hit a hole in one and made a slam-dunk. A remarkable athlete, known for her prowess on both the basketball court and hitting the links, Watson is third in the class of 2022 at West Lincoln High School.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Blumey Awards
Two students from North Lincoln High School were among the award winners at Sunday's Blumenthal Performing Arts 'Blumey' awards gala.
Monday, May 30, 2022

An Open-And-Shutt Case Of Awesome Academic Achievement!
She is West Lincoln’s best; you betcha, she is. In fact, you could say it’s so indisputable, it’s an open-and-Shutt case. Who is she? She’s Genevieve Shutt, and according to West Lincoln High guidance counsellor Amy Cable, she is the valedictorian of the school’s class of 2022.
Monday, May 30, 2022

CVCC Hospitality Academy
Those who work--or want to work--in the hospitality industry may be interested in Catawba Valley Community College's Hospitality Academy, a program begining in July.
Monday, May 30, 2022

PBML Movies In The Library: Pirates!
Ahoy Maties! Come watch the Muppets search for treasure at this all-ages pirate themed movie screening on June 8 at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library in the library meeting room. Registration is encouraged
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Library Holds Meetings To Discuss Future Facility Needs
The Lincoln County Public Library will be hosting two community meetings next month to gather input about the future of the library’s facilities.
Saturday, May 28, 2022

The Plot to Kill Washington
This is  the 47th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Saturday, May 28, 2022

LC Commissioners & Planning Board Joint Meetings & Public Hearings June 6
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
Saturday, May 28, 2022

Carolina Caring Holds Memorial Day Event To Honor Veterans
In acknowledgement of the Memorial Day holiday, Carolina Caring veterans, staff members and volunteers gathered at the serious illness provider’s Salute to Heroes Memorial to honor those who have served our country with pride.
Friday, May 27, 2022

School Lunch Price Increase
The price of school lunches is going up in Lincoln County Schools for the coming school year.  The federally funded program that provided free lunches for all students expires at the end of June.  The price increase is due largely to inflation.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Alive After Five Rained Out
Lincolnton's first Alive After Five concert of 2022 was rained out on Thursday (May 26th).  The Eagles tribute band On the Border had hoped to get the event started early, moving up their start time to 6 PM, but the weather that included a tornado warning, rain, wind and lightning forced a cancellation.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Foothills Antique Power Association Donates To Carolina Caring
The Foothills Antique Power Association of North Carolina held their 19th Annual Antique Power show recently and Carolina Caring was honored to benefit from a portion of the proceeds from the event.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market To Open June 2
Catawba County Public Health’s Farmers Market is returning for its 10th season on June 2, offering fresh produce from local farmers and activities for people of all ages.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Regan Mitchem Named Scholarship Recipient
Twenty-eight North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2022 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Grants Available: Lincoln County Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications From Nonprofits
The Lincoln County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2022 grant program. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

City Of Lincolnton Budget Public Hearing June 2
The Lincolnton City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 114 W. Sycamore Street, Lincolnton, for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed budget.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Home Values Soaring
There's no doubt about it--home values have increased, in Lincoln County and almost everywhere else in our area.  But by how much?  Revaluation is underway by area tax offices, and new values will be known next February in a report, the accuracy of which you can trust.
Monday, May 23, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Gardner-Webb Announces Spring 2022 Graduates From Lincoln County
Officials at Gardner-Webb University hosted commencement activities on May 6 and 7. More than 500 graduates were honored over the two days. Power 5 Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann was the guest speaker for Friday’s ceremony held in the Paul Porter Arena in Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Carpenter Retiring from DSS
Tony Carpenter, who has served as Director of the Lincoln County Dept. of Social Services for the last five years, will be retiring at the end of this month.  A reception in his honor was held Friday at DSS.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Samuel Oxford and the Oxford Dam
This is  the 46th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Using Drugs or Alcohol and Driving
Officers from the Lincolnton Police Dept. and other law enforcement agencies held a seminar with students at Asbury Academy earlier this month to point out the dangers of using drugs and alcohol.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Block Party Is Back At The Schiele
The blue block bonanza is back June 4 at The Schiele Museum with Block Party 2.0! Sponsored by PNC Bank, this interactive playscape allows children to build, reach, create and bring their imaginations to life.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Camp Provides Safe Place For Grieving Children
Carolina Caring and Rising Hope Farms in Claremont have teamed up to offer Brighter Days Children’s Camp for youth ages 5 through 18 who have lost someone close to them on Thursday, June 23. Space is limited, register by June 15.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Little Rascals Is "Movie Under The Stars"
The City of Lincolnton Student Advisory Council is hosting a free community movie night on Saturday, May 28  thanks to many gracious sponsors. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., and The Little Rascals will begin at 9 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2022

Congress Can't Raise Their Pay During Their Term
Most people know what the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution is about.  That's also true of the 2nd.  With the recent discussion of Roe vs Wade by the Supreme Court, #14 has been in the news.  But one important amendent is not well known.  It's the subject of this, the 45th in our continuing series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Art Crawl Friday in Downtown Lincolnton
The Spring Art Crawl happens 5:30 - 9 PM this Friday evening (May 20th) in downtown Lincolnton.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Catawba County Eat, Drink, Be Local Festival & Farm Feast June 18-25
The 2022 Eat, Drink Be Local Festival will run from June 18-25 and include farm tours, workshops, cooking demonstrations at the Hickory, Conover and Public Health farmers markets, the grand opening of Raising Roots Farm and a Farm Feast also at Raising Roots Farm.
Thursday, May 19, 2022

CVCC Honors 847 Students During 2022 Commencement Ceremony
The crowning moment for many Catawba Valley Community College students took place on Friday during the college’s spring graduation ceremonies held at the Tarlton Complex on main campus.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

County Kicks Off New Land Use Plan
Lincoln County's current Land Use Plan was adopted in 2018. While there have been some amendments over the years since, it has now been decided that an update to the Plan is in order.  County Commissioners and the County Planning Board held a special session Monday afternoon (May 16th) to talk about Blueprint 2043.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sheriff Says Election Win Wasn't About Him
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam got a resounding victory in the Republican Primary on Tuesday (May 17th) but he says the election wasn't about him: "It was about my people."
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Lentz Recreation Center Open Again
Now that the election is over, the Wm. Lentz Recreation Center (gym) at Betty Ross Park will be reopening for regular recreation activities.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

LCSO Assists Boy Scouts With SAR Merit Badge
This past weekend members of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Land Search team were at Camp Bud Schiele in Rutherfordton teaching Search and Rescue (SAR) Merit Badge to some 216 Scouts.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Corvettes To Benefit Senior Living Community
The public is invited to come out and see automotive history as the Carolina Classics Corvettes car club teams up with Wexford House Assisted Living for a classic car show on Friday, May 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Art Crawl Set Happens Friday
The Spring Art Crawl happens this Friday evening (May 20th) in downtown Lincolnton.
Monday, May 16, 2022

Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival
The Catawba Valley Music Revival, Inc. (CVMR) hosted the 4th annual Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Festival which ran Thursday through Saturday, September 6-8 and attracted around two to three hundred people per day.
Sunday, September 9, 2012

North 321 VFD Community Yard Sale
Every year for 14 years on the second Saturday in May and September, North 321 VFD holds their community yard sale. 
Sunday, September 9, 2012












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